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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Viola Davis arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. "How to Get Away with Murder" star Davis will play Harriet Tubman in a HBO movie about the abolitionist hero. HBO said Monday, April 27, 2015, that the project is based on the biography "Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman," by historian Kate Clifford Larson. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Harriet Tubman HBO movie to star Viola Davis of 'How to Get Away with Murder' as abolitionist

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - "How to Get Away with Murder" star Viola Davis will play Harriet Tubman in a HBO movie about the abolitionist hero. HBO said Monday that the project is based on the biography "Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman," by historian Kate Clifford Larson. Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland, escaped in 1849 and led countless slaves from the South to freedom along the …